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Britten Sinfonia and Sir Mark Elder

Sir Mark Elder conducts the Britten Sinfonia in Finzi's The Fall of the Leaf, Mahler's Ruckert-Lieder and Brahms's First Symphony, in a concert at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden.

Sir Mark Elder conducts the Britten Sinfonia in Finzi's The Fall of the Leaf, Mahler's Rückert-Lieder and Brahms's First Symphony, in a concert at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden.

Introduced by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Finzi: The Fall of the Leaf
Mahler arr. Britten: What the Wild Flowers Tell Me
Mahler: Rückert-Lieder

c.8.15pm Interval

Brahms: Symphony No 1 in C minor

Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo-soprano)
Britten Sinfonia
Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

Brahms's First Symphony, one of the greatest of all Romantic symphonies, was first performed with considerably smaller musical forces than we are used to hearing today. Sir Mark Elder conducts Britten Sinfonia in a performance that returns to the spirit of those early concerts and allows the details of Brahms's extraordinary lyrical masterpiece to shine through. Mahler's sublime Rückert-Lieder (with mezzo Elisabeth Kulman), Finzi's soaring elegy for orchestra, and Britten's arrangement of the second movement of Mahler's Third Symphony completes the eloquent programme.

Concert recorded on 10 November 2017.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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